GOOD MORNING

The LA Lakers lost, again, to the Houston Rockets, 125-112. That's their fourth loss in a row and their fifth loss out of six games. They are without a healthy center on the roster and flew in Robert Sacre, the final pick in the 2012 NBA draft, just for someone to play in the middle. It's going to be very difficult for the Lakers to make the playoffs, and ProBasketballTalk.com estimates they'll need to go 30-18 the rest of the way, an unlikely prospect with Dwight Howard and Pau Gasol both out indefinitely and OKC and San Antonio coming up next.

 

But hey, at least Steve Nash is still getting his, right? No? Well, here's his 10,000th dime.

Reports were flying around yesterday about RG3's knee, but Chris Mortensen came through last night with the definitive call.

 

On a related note, Mike Shanahan says a coach who overrules a team doctor should be fired.

 

Serena Williams unveiled her outfit for the Australian Open.

 

Rob Ryan was let go as defensive coordinator of the Dallas Cowboys, but claimed he'd only be out of work for “like five minutes.”

 

Grant Hill may return for the Clips on Saturday.

 

The Knicks may sign Kenyon Martin depending on the health of Rasheed Wallace.

 

Rolando McClain has been arrested again, this time for giving a police officer a fake name while being pulled over for a window-tint violation.

 

Get ready for the NFL draft: Here are the top 200 prospects.

 

Mark Cuban was fined $50,000 for his Twritique of the officials this weekend.

 

Lance Armstrong is going on Oprah's talk show. That can only mean one thing, right?

 

Bill Cowher says he's interested in coaching again. Phil Jackson says he isn't.

 

The Nets have now won six of seven under P.J. Carlesimo.

 

Forget the old-school phones in the dugout: MLB will now use cell phones to call the bullpen.

 

Prostitutes in Brazil are learning English to prepare for the 2014 World Cup, and possibly to prepare for any secret service agents who may visit beforehand.

 

Steve Nash has now dropped 10,000 assists. Here are ten of his best.

 

FLASHING LIGHTS

 

Beyonce is on the cover of GQ, who named her the sexiest woman of the 21st century. I'll forgive you if you skip the rest of GM to admire the photo.

 

Kid Cudi isn't happy with his record label and wonders why his songs have so many YouTube hits but so little radio play.

 

Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj take their beef public at a press conference. Real or fake???

 

A$AP Rocky held a listening party at Black Star Video in Harlem. Dope.

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DID YOU REALIZE?

 

AIG is considering joining a lawsuit against the US, claiming terms of the bailout were unfair. Try to let that sink in.

 

Chicago's murder rate in 2013 is already outpacing 2012.

 

NY Gov. Andrew Cuomo is considering one of the toughest gun laws in the country, including heavy restrictions on assault weapons, tougher punishments for crimes committed with guns and limits on bullets per magazine.

 

Record heat has sparked widespread fires in Australia. The photos from space are incredible and terrifying. 90 homes have been destroyed and as many as 10,000 sheep killed in the fires, which are largely effecting agricultural areas.

 

Anti-Muslim ads calling enemies of Israel “savages” will now appear in more NYC subway stations.

 

Google exec Eric Schmidt and former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson went to North Korea to check out the internet situation. While faster, the web is reserved for the “super elite,” which Schmidt and Richardson are hoping to change.

 

Tired of banks? A new start-up in Oregon is looking to change the model for banking, moving to an entirely online service. That could present problems, however, as US officials recently stated Iran was behind online attacks against US banks.

 

EVERYTHING I AM

 

In 2010, 24 percent of the country identified themselves with the Tea Party. Today, that number is down to 8 percent. What happened?

 

GOTTA HAVE IT

 

Cap 1 recruits fellow Atlanta rapper Young Jeezy and gets a verse from Game for his upcoming mixtape, T.R.U 2.

 

 

WHO GON' STOP ME?

 

Flex dropped some new Juelz last night, featuring Rick Ross, Meek Mill and Fabolous.